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Exotic Butterflies, Antique Engraving

Hand-colored antique engraving of exotic butterflies from Asia and China, Euploea Limniace, Plexippe. Rescued from a dis-bounded volume of The Naturalist's Library by Sir William Jardine, published in 1837. Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing and issuing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist's Library (1833-1843). Published in Edinburgh by W. H. Lizars. 

Condition: Age-appropriate wear. Paper toning in accordance with the print's age. Marks/stains as per photo. Wear around the edges and minor paper loss might be present in some prints. Please refer to each print's photo to get a better understanding of the condition.

Year: c.1837 - 185 years old

Size: 4.0" x 6.25" (10cm x 16cm)